Hi we enjoyed our first self catering vacation last winter in Antigua - Jolly Harbour (a gated community) we are having trouble finding availability for March 2015 and are considering Barbados. Having never been and fairly new to self catering vacations we have found in reading some posts that we would like to be in the west coast for the calm waters. We found Antigua to be very safe and the locals very friendly. Starting to look at different options and feel a little over whelmed as to where to look. Beachfront would be ideal if affordable but a short walk would be ok too. I have looked into a few condos ie Villas on the Beach and having a hard time finding availability for March 2015 (we didn't book until the fall last year with no issues but this year is proving a little more difficult in July) we are open to villa/cottage rentals as well, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, is Barbados safe? We rented a car for a few days in Antigua and found it rather easy to get around or stop and ask for directions with no issues day or night.